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French Longcase Clock

Jan 17, 2017 3 MINUTES
“Who controls time?” Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide on a longcase clock by Ferdinand Berthoud and Balthazar Lieutaud

Artwork in this video:
Longcase equation regulator
by clockmaker Ferdinand Berthoud
and case maker Balthazar Lieutaud
ca. 1752
Purchase, Acquisitions Fund, and Annette de la Renta, Mercedes T. Bass, Beatrice Stern, Susan Weber, William Lie Zeckendorf, Alexis Gregory, and John and Susan Gutfreund Gifts, in honor of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2015

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art recently acquired by the Met through gifts and purchases.